Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque has said the government will start administering Pfizer vaccines to students aged between 12-17 years soon.
He also said: “Prime Minister has announced to vaccinate students between the ages of 12 and 17. In the next 15 to 20 days, school-going students will be vaccinated with American Pfizer vaccine. We are working for this.”
The minister was addressing at a programme of Manikganj municipality at the municipal building on Saturday.
The death and infection rates decreased as the coronavirus situation is under control, he said, adding the educational institutions have reopened, buses, trains, factories also reopened.
Meanwhile, the United Kingdom has removed eight countries Bangladesh from its travel red-list. Bangladeshi travellers vaccinated with a UK-approved vaccine will no longer require a 10-day hotel quarantine
"This is good news for our country,” Zahid Maleque said.
"We have vaccinated 2.5 crore people so far.....a deal was signed with World Health Organization (WHO) to buy another 10 crore doses of vaccines," the minister added.
Deputy Commissioner Abdul Latif, Superintendent of Police Golam Azad Khan, District Council Chairman Advocate Golam Mohiuddin, General Secretary of Diabetic Association Sultanul Azam Khan, Municipality Panel Mayor Abdur Razzak, and Former Panel Chairman Khabirul Alam Chowdhury attended the meeting presided over by Manikganj Municipality Mayor Md Ramzan Ali.
BDST: 1802 HRS, SEP 18, 2021